By RDH. Sandy Kemper - Founder & Foundation Management Consultant
S. Kemper & Dr. S. Duffin with Chapare children
For many years April has represented for Smiles Forever a new opportunity to bring and spread our dental care and love to the children of Villa Tunari in Chapare – Cochabamba. This year represents a big step forward in our Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) program. We are moving towards to the implementation of Glass ionomer compound (GIC) fillings program to provide better care and more esthetic results for permanent teeth. This program will also include sealants. SDF and GIC combined can act as a sealant.
As part of our organizational objective to bring more dental care to the children, we proceeded to take a sample dental survey and basic medical history of another school in the area (2 miles away). The100 evaluated children from the Heroes del Chaco-San Antonio were used as a comparison group to the children of Maria del Rosario school (initial school of our SDF program since 2016). There was a minimum of 10 cavities per child as opposed to no new cavities in Maria del Rosario. Many dental emergencies, extractions and root canal treatments were needed at Heroes del Chaco-San Antonio.
This results are alarming but our commitment to the children and your support will allow us include this new 480 new children from Heroes del Chaco - San Antonio School in to our SDF and GIC program.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Smiles Forever today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.